Dave Hakstol (born July 30, 1968) is a Canadian ice hockey assistant coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs. A native of Warburg, Alberta, Hakstol was the head coach for Sioux City Musketeers for four seasons. He was also the head coach of University of North Dakota men's ice hockey team for 11 seasons. Hakstol played for the Fighting Sioux from 1989 to 1992 and in the International Hockey League for five years before becoming a coach. Hakstol served as head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers from May 2015 until December 2018.
Dave Hakstol being introduced as coach of the Flyers
|Born||July 30, 1968|
Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada
|Team||Toronto Maple Leafs|
|Previous team(s)||North Dakota|
Sioux City Musketeers
|Years as a coach||1996–present|
|Years as an NHL coach||2015–present|
Dave Hakstol attended the University of North Dakota and played hockey there from 1989 to 1992. He played minor league hockey for five years, including stints with the Indianapolis Ice and Minnesota Moose. After retiring as a player, he moved to the coaching ranks with the Sioux City Musketeers. He replaced a fired head coach in the middle of their disappointing 1996–97, turned the team around, and remained for four years. He became an assistant coach with his alma mater North Dakota in 2000. In 2004, he was named head coach. In his tenure as North Dakota's head coach, he led the team to the NCAA Frozen Four seven times. Hakstol was honored with conference coach of the year awards in 2009 and 2015, and was an eight-time finalist for national coach of the year.
On May 18, 2015, it was announced that Hakstol would become the Philadelphia Flyers' 19th head coach. Hakstol is the first head coach to go directly from the NCAA to the NHL since 1982 (Bob Johnson from the University of Wisconsin to the Calgary Flames). Hakstol picked up his first NHL victory in the Flyers' third game of the season, a 1–0 win over the Florida Panthers.
On April 11, 2017 it was announced that Hakstol would join Jon Cooper, Gerard Gallant, and Dave King as coaches of Canada's men's national ice hockey team for the 2017 IIHF World Championship tournament.
Head coaching recordEdit
|SC||1996–97||54||9||43||2||2||162||307||20||6th, South||Missed playoffs|
|1997–98||56||32||21||3||3||195||155||67||4th, South||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|1998–99||56||34||19||3||3||196||148||71||2nd, West||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|1999–2000||58||27||26||5||5||170||162||59||6th, West||Lost in Quarterfinals|
|North Dakota Fighting Sioux (WCHA) (2004–2011)|
|2004–05||North Dakota||25–15–5||13–12–3||5th||NCAA Runner-up|
|2005–06||North Dakota||29–16–1||16–12–0||t-4th||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2006–07||North Dakota||24–14–5||13–10–5||3rd||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2007–08||North Dakota||28–11–4||18–7–3||2nd||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2008–09||North Dakota||24–15–4||17–7–4||1st||NCAA 1st Round|
|2009–10||North Dakota||25–13–5||15–10–3||t-4th||NCAA 1st Round|
|2010–11||North Dakota||32–9–3||21–6–1||1st||NCAA Frozen Four|
|North Dakota (WCHA) (2011–2013)|
|2011–12||North Dakota||26–13–3||16–11–1||4th||NCAA 2nd Round|
|2012–13||North Dakota||22–13–7||14–7–7||3rd||NCAA 2nd Round|
|North Dakota (NCHC) (2013–2015)|
|2013–14||North Dakota||25–14–3||15–9–0||2nd||NCAA Frozen Four|
|2014–15||North Dakota||29–10–3||16–6–2||1st||NCAA Frozen Four|
Postseason invitational champion
|PHI||2015–16||82||41||27||14||96||5th in Metropolitan||2||4||Lost in First Round|
|PHI||2016–17||82||39||33||10||88||6th in Metropolitan||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|PHI||2017–18||82||42||26||14||98||3rd in Metropolitan||2||4||Lost in First Round|
- "Hakstol Leaves North Dakota for NHL". College Hockey News. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
- Peaslee, Evan. "Flyers name Dave Hakstol new head coach". Sportsnet. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
- Seravalli, Frank. "Flyers hire Dave Hakstol as head coach". Philly.com. Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
- "Jon Cooper to coach Team Canada at 2017 IIHF World Championship". www.hockeycanada.ca. April 11, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
- "Flyers Relieve Dave Hakstol of Head Coaching Duties". NHL.com. December 17, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
- "Maple Leafs hire Dave Hakstol as assistant coach - Sportsnet.ca". www.sportsnet.ca. June 29, 2019. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Dave Hakstol profile at siouxsports.com
| Head coach of the Sioux City Musketeers
| Head coach of the University of North Dakota
| Head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers
|Awards and achievements|
| WCHA Coach of the Year
| NCHC Coach of the Year